NBA Development League: Cavaliers Assign Shannon Brown To Albuquerque Thunderbirds
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Cavaliers Assign Shannon Brown To Albuquerque Thunderbirds

CLEVELAND, March 2, 2007 – The Cleveland Cavaliers have assigned guard Shannon Brown to the Albuquerque Thunderbirds of the NBA Development League, Cavaliers General Manager Danny Ferry announced today. The Thunderbirds are the D-League Affiliate for the Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers and Phoenix Suns.

Brown is the 22nd NBA player assigned to a D-League affiliate this season. Twenty-six (26) NBA teams have designated 51 players to D-League affiliates since the start of the 2005-06 season.

Brown has played in 13 games (four starts) for the Cavaliers this season and has averaged 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 8.8 minutes per game. He posted a career-high 10 points on November 29 vs. New York. The Michigan State product was selected by Cleveland with the 25th overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft.

A high school teammate of Utah Jazz guard Dee Brown, prep honors for Brown included 2003 Illinois Mr. Basketball, Co-MVP of the 2003 Jordan Capital Classic (along with LeBron James) and 2003 McDonald’s All-America.

Eight NBA players (bold below) are currently active in the D-League. Following is the complete list of assigned players during 2006-07 and their current status:

Player
NBA Team
NBA D-League Team / status
Ryan Hollins
Charlotte Bobcats
Fort Worth Flyers / recalled by Bobcats
Bobby Jones
Philadelphia 76ers
Fort Worth Flyers / recalled by 76ers
Louis Williams
Philadelphia 76ers
Fort Worth Flyers / recalled by 76ers
Julius Hodge
Denver Nuggets
Colorado 14ers / recalled by Nuggets
Pops Mensah-Bonsu
Dallas Mavericks
Fort Worth Flyers / recalled by Mavericks
Martynas Andriuskevicius
Chicago Bulls
Dakota Wizards / recalled by Bulls
James White
San Antonio Spurs
Austin Toros (twice)
Maurice Ager
Dallas Mavericks
Fort Worth Flyers / recalled by Mavericks
Patrick O’Bryant
Golden State Warriors
Bakersfield Jam / recalled by Warriors
P.J. Tucker
Toronto Raptors
Colorado 14ers / recalled by Raptors
Amir Johnson
Detroit Pistons
Sioux Falls Skyforce
Marcus Vinicius
NOK Hornets
Tulsa 66ers / recalled by Hornets
James Augustine
Orlando Magic
Anaheim Arsenal / recalled by Magic
Mouhamed Sene
Seattle Sonics
Idaho Stampede / recalled by Sonics
C.J. Miles
Utah Jazz
Idaho Stampede / recalled by Jazz
Jose Barea
Dallas Mavericks
Fort Worth Flyers / recalled by Mavericks
Damir Markota
Milwaukee Bucks
Tulsa 66ers
Allan Ray
Boston Celtics
Austin Toros
Mile Ilic
New Jersey Nets
Colorado 14ers
Will Blalock
Detroit Pistons
Sioux Falls Skyforce
Alexander Johnson
Memphis Grizzlies
Arkansas RimRockers
Shannon Brown
Cleveland Cavaliers
Albuquerque Thunderbirds
Albuquerque T-Birds Austin Toros Bakersfield Jam Dakota Wizards Erie BayHawks Fort Wayne Mad Ants Frisco Idaho Stampede Iowa Energy L.A. D-Fenders Maine Red Claws Reno Bighorns Rio Grande Valley Vipers Sioux Falls Skyforce Springfield Armor Tulsa 66ers Utah Flash